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  • Summary: "You are not where you belong," says the fortuneteller, and Edmond (Macy) begins his descent into a darkly funny yet horrifying modern urban hell in this compelling film. (First Independent Pictures)

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Mamet is a writer who turns off some audiences, and almost everything that might bother them is in Edmond: foul language, raging machismo, violence and seemingly bigoted tirades. But almost everything audiences like about him is there too: candor, suspense, ideas, crackling slang, vivid characters.
  2. 80
    It manages, in the course of a single tersely delineated story, to say more about the dark pathology of American racism than any five character arcs in "Crash." So go, by all means, but be prepared to take a beating.
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Sorrento
    While the episodic script feels fragmented, Macy’s consistency unifies Edmond’s journey.
  4. 63
    Written in the aftermath of a bitter divorce, Mamet's paranoid rant -- an explosion of middle-aged, white-collar, white-men's rage at losing ground to everyone, from women, hustlers, African Americans and homosexuals to the younger generation nipping at their heels -- is as bilious as ever, but time has overtaken and defanged it.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Disappointing adaptation of Mamet's 1982 drama.
  6. An intriguing, disquieting, but ultimately overdrawn nightmare.
  7. For hard-core David Mamet fans only...Edmond serves to remind you how artificial the dialogue and dramaturgy truly was in early Mamet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. Oct 31, 2013
    The episodic nature of the plot may cause the pacing to lose some velocity but the fearless and raw performance of Macy as a milquetoast white man on the verge of madness leaves a definite impression. Of all the supporting players Bokeem Woodbine leaves the biggest mark as the least likely person to give Macy's character a sense of clarity and stability. Not for the sensitive by any means but if you allow yourself to get into it's angry vision of urban life it's a strangely rewarding film. Expand

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